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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks people who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.

MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.

  • Research AssistantHideDetails

    Summary:

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a research assistant candidate who is committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are interested in a candidate who would be available to start work in the summer of 2020 and be able to commit to the position for two years. MedPAC is an independent, nonpartisan legislative branch agency that advises the U.S. Congress on the Medicare program. The Commission consists of 17 commissioners who are national health policy leaders, and approximately 35 full-time staff. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies and payment systems, develop policy options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports and other periodic reports as mandated by Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to Congressional staff through memos and briefings.

    Research assistants must be able to work as part of a team and independently take on assigned tasks to fulfill the Commission’s mandate. We particularly value candidates with strong written and oral communication skills, because research assistants are asked to write policy briefs and present findings in public. Depending on need, research assistants perform a variety of tasks including compiling data, data programming (using SAS software), data visualization, literature reviews, coordinating and summarizing interviews with stakeholders, and writing. Specific qualifications include:

     
    Research skills:

    • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research
    • Familiarity and comfort with statistics, data analysis, and spreadsheet analysis
    • Resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize information
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a timely and complete manner
    • Willingness and determination to learn new skills
    • Knowledge of health policy or public policy

     
    Writing and communications skills:

    • Ability to coherently and concisely communicate research findings in writing
    • Ability to present research findings orally

     
    Education and experience:

    An undergraduate degree in a discipline such as economics, political science, public policy, health services research, public health, health administration or pre-medicine. We will also consider highly-qualified candidates with liberal arts degrees or other academic disciplines who have skill sets applicable to the Commission’s work. We are not considering candidates with graduate degrees for this position.

    Following their two-year commitment, MedPAC research assistants have gone on to attend graduate school in a number of different fields (law, public policy, economics, medicine, nursing, and the humanities) or have taken positions in large health care systems, policy organizations, or other government agencies.

    To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples by e-mail to RAjobposting@medpac.gov or by US mail to  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 425 I Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20001. U.S. citizenship required.

    MedPAC is an equal opportunity employer.

    Term Expires:
  • Senior Health EconomistHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a health economist to serve as a senior analyst on the Commission’s staff.

    MedPAC is a nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.

    MedPAC analytic staff members evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans. They must be able to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed by a particular project.


    Analytical skills:

    • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of Medicare data, cognizant of its policy environment and implications. The ideal candidate should be able to identify quantitative methods appropriate to apply to data to analyze a given policy question, and execute such analyses.

    • Economic modeling (e.g., theoretical models of provider behavior).

    • Basic and advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate regressions, instrumental variable analysis).

    • In-depth familiarity with relevant economic and health policy analytic literature.

    • Ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission.


    Writing and communications skills:

    • Ability to produce high-quality written work on time.

    • Strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate complex technical concepts and analyses to both technical and nontechnical audiences.



    Education and experience:

    • A doctorate degree in economics or health services research, with an emphasis in health care, is strongly preferred. We may consider exceptionally qualified candidates at the master’s level, or may consider advanced degrees in other quantitative methods fields.

    • A minimum of five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization, an academic department, insurer or health plan, or a health care provider or provider association.

    • A record of peer reviewed publications is advantageous, but not a requirement.


    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vitae to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to:


    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Senior Analyst – Medicare AdvantageHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are currently seeking candidates with experience and expertise in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage). Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.

    MedPAC analytic staff members evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans with minimal supervision. They must be willing to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed by a particular project.


    Analytical skills:

    • ability to analyze Medicare policies, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications

    • resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information

    • familiarity and comfort with statistics and econometrics; familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data; ability to manage and analyze data firsthand via SAS, STATA, et cetera highly desirable

    • ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission


    Writing and communications skills:

    • ability to produce high-quality, clear, concise written work on time

    • strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings and to communicate with both technical and nontechnical audiences



    Education and experience:

    • a graduate degree in economics, quantitative methods, health services research, public policy, or health administration

    • at least five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization or trade association, or a health care provider

    • analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer managed care payment systems and quality monitoring systems, such as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set and the Health Outcomes Survey, and the analytic methods used to determine health plan performance on such quality measures


    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vitae to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to:


    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Senior Analyst / Principal Policy Analyst – Medicare Payment PolicyHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are currently seeking candidates with general experience with Medicare’s payment systems, who can cover a variety of short-term and long-term projects on a range of payment policy areas, as required. Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.

    MedPAC analytic staff members evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans with minimal supervision. They must be willing to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed by a particular project.


    Analytical skills:

    • ability to analyze Medicare policies, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications

    • resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information

    • familiarity and comfort with statistics and econometrics; familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data

    • ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission


    Writing and communications skills:

    • ability to produce high-quality, clear, concise written work on time

    • strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings and to communicate with both technical and nontechnical audiences



    Education and experience:

    • a graduate degree in economics, quantitative methods, health services research, public policy, or health administration

    • at least five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization or trade association, or a health care provider

    • analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer payment systems, including fee-for-service, managed care, or alternative payment models


    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vitae to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to:


    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Information Technology ManagerHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks an information technology (IT) professional to manage and maintain its IT infrastructure.

    MedPAC is a nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC maintains its own on-site IT infrastructure – file servers, communications servers, storage arrays, networked PCs, et cetera.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Serve as the first point of support for on-site office and remote users through support tickets, email, phone and in-person requests

    • Perform software installations and upgrades, including monthly patching / maintenance of server and network software, and Windows workstation software

    • Perform hardware upgrades and repairs to equipment, including staff workstations and network equipment (servers, network, storage and UPS); maintain hardware inventory

    • Work with senior executive staff to arrange for the development, use and training of Office 365 for the staff

    • Maintain, troubleshoot, and upgrade wireless handheld devices for executive staff

    • Maintain and troubleshoot external website and internal staff and commissioner intranets (Sharepoint), including adding new material as warranted

    • Work closely with Deputy Director and Production Manager on IT-related report and meeting production issues

    • Research and implement new IT solutions as warranted to meet staff needs

    • Escalate issues to senior executive staff in a timely manner to obtain support from external consultants as needed to provide resolutions to users

    • Work after hours or weekends on an as-needed basis to provide support, which includes being on-call for emergency support



    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience working with PC hardware and software

    • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting Microsoft Office Suite 2016, Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, et cetera) and Microsoft Windows 10

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Must be customer-oriented, and able to solve and close out customer problems in a timely manner

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently



    Bonus Qualifications:

    • Experience supporting MacOS desktops and laptops

    • CCNA or relevant network skills

    • Website development experience

    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite



    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vitae to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to:


    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:

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